Joey Klecka

Sloppy play dooms SoHi baseball against Wasilla

The Soldotna Stars had trouble stopping the Wasilla Warriors in a 12-1 loss Thursday in a Southcentral Conference baseball clash. The Warriors plated six runs… Continue reading

The distillery of the Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna, Alaska, is seen in April 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

OrchestrAle to make brew debut Sunday

Sunday will see a brew debut with a musical twist. Kenai River Brewing Company will go public with its new signature beer, “OrchestrAle,” at a… Continue reading

The distillery of the Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna, Alaska, is seen in April 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Performers put audiences in a ‘Crucible’

‘It still has a lot of themes that resonate today’

SoHi boys, Grace girls claim team titles at SoHi preview meet

The sun was shining, the wind stayed down, down jackets were replaced by T-shirts and Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field provided the perfect venue for Saturday’s… Continue reading

Tuesday: Kenai soccer sweeps Nikiski

Kenai Central girls soccer coach Dan Verkuilen entered Tuesday with some concern to how his team would respond after a week off from game action,… Continue reading

Homer High School Mariners softball batter Grace Godfrey gets a hug from her teammates after two other players scored on her hit on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, against Soldotna High School at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer clubs SoHi softball

The Homer softball team blasted Soldotna 13-4 in a Northern Lights Conference matchup Tuesday in Homer. The Mariners (6-6 overall) exploded for eight runs in… Continue reading

Homer High School Mariners softball batter Grace Godfrey gets a hug from her teammates after two other players scored on her hit on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, against Soldotna High School at Jack Gist Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Weekend baseball roundup

The Soldotna baseball team finished 0-4 at the Buddy Dale Invitational at Wasilla on Saturday after a 6-5 loss to Kodiak. Soldotna coach Robb Quelland… Continue reading

Weekend peninsula soccer roundup

The Soldotna girls and boys soccer teams finished up a trip to Southeast with victories over Thunder Mountain on Saturday. The Stars girls finished 2-1… Continue reading

SoHi baseball loses to Palmer on day 2 of Wasilla tourney

The Soldotna Stars baseball squad fell 7-5 to Palmer on Thursday at the Buddy Dale Invitational in Wasilla. Palmer’s Landon Guggenmos spun a gem, whiffing… Continue reading

The cast of “Newsies” sings during rehearsal on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Nikiski High School auditorium. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski students ‘Seize the Day’

‘Newsies’ comes to Nikiski High School

The cast of “Newsies” sings during rehearsal on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Nikiski High School auditorium. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi softball clubs Kenai

After an empty opening inning, it didn’t take long for the Soldotna Stars to light a match on offense against their Kenai Peninsula rivals. The… Continue reading

Katie Schwartz (right) trades lines with Jaron Swanson during rehearsal for “Rosie” Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Rosie’ makes debut at SoHi

The story follows Rosie as she looks for work in the American World War II efforts.

Katie Schwartz (right) trades lines with Jaron Swanson during rehearsal for “Rosie” Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Wednesday baseball: SoHi falls at Wasilla tourney, Homer blanks Kenai

The Soldotna baseball team got off to a rough start Wednesday at the Buddy Dale Invitational in Wasilla with an 8-3 loss to South Anchorage.… Continue reading

A row of handmade signs depicting the names of the senior class line the Kenai Central bench Tuesday night against Seward at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai soccer sweeps Seward on Senior Night

The Seward boys got the first goal but Kenai Central got the last laugh Tuesday on a biting cold Senior Night at Kenai Central High… Continue reading

A row of handmade signs depicting the names of the senior class line the Kenai Central bench Tuesday night against Seward at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula runners shine at Heart Run

Runners with peninsula connections shone Saturday morning at the 2019 Alaska Heart Run in Anchorage. Denali Strabel, a 2008 Seward High School graduate, won the… Continue reading

Area soccer teams get in games despite snowfall

Spring snowfall threw the high school soccer weekend into chaos in the Anchorage and Valley regions as teams scrambled to find suitable fields to compete… Continue reading

Kenai’s Caleb Smith offers up a pitch to a Kodiak batter May 4, 2018, at the Kenai Little League fields. Smith is one of Kenai Central’s returning arms in 2019. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Season preview: Parity reigns in Southcentral baseball conference

Last year’s Southcentral Conference baseball tournament may have well been named “May Madness,” what with all the twists and turns more typical of the March… Continue reading

Kenai’s Caleb Smith offers up a pitch to a Kodiak batter May 4, 2018, at the Kenai Little League fields. Smith is one of Kenai Central’s returning arms in 2019. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Ostrander takes 9th in Bryan Clay 1,500

Boise State distance ace Allie Ostrander posted a personal best in the women’s 1,500-meter race Friday night at the Bryan Clay Invitational and Multis in… Continue reading

Kenai baseball drops 1st game of year

The Kenai Central baseball program opened its 2019 season Thursday with a 10-0 loss to the Palmer Moose at the Kenai Little League fields. The… Continue reading

Tutka Backdoor Trail project gaining momentum

The rugged backcountry on the south side of Kachemak Bay is getting a fresh look from hikers with an eye on connecting two coasts. As… Continue reading